Founded in 1964 by Dr. Walter Leibrecht, Schiller International University (SIU) in Heidelberg, Germany was created as a private American University dedicated to the active development and encouragement of international understanding. As a philosophy professor in the United States, Dr. Leibrecht was so impressed with the personalized instruction in the American college system that he sought to create something similar back in Europe. The realization of this concept was Schiller International University, named after the German writer and human rights advocate Friedrich Schiller and... See full description.
Heidelberg University was founded in 1386 and is the oldest University of Germany. The institution is home to some 29,000 students, distributed in 12 faculties. It is ranked as one of the best in the world.